Message Number: YG5220 | New FHL Archives Search
Date: 2001-07-05 15:01:00 UTC
Subject: Re: kennel cough

In a message dated 07/04/01 11:32:27 PM Eastern Daylight Time, writes:

i need to know if ferrets can get kennel cough? We have a young
pup from a
pet store purchase that has it, currently isolated and being
treated, but i
want to b sure. The vet that is treating Isis says she doesn't
that they can get it, but would like some absolutes? Dr.
Williams? Can
someone inform me?

Well, up to a few years ago, we didn't think cats got Bordatella
(kennel cough), and now we know they do. I'm not certain either
way, but I
suspect that they can and would err on the side of caution as far as

quarantine. It does (at least in cats) seem to be a high stress
thing, not a
routine infection, so you might be pretty safe if the ferret is not

Dr. Ruth
Save lives - spay or neuter your pet.